As some colleges and universities in the GTA have noted, "the mind can’t learn if the heart is troubled", and so many faculty are now seeing it as their job to not only teach students english and organic chemistry, but to coach them on developing vital emotional skills that foster #resiliency and greater mental well-being.
“"Stress is being exacerbated by the fierce competition for university and jobs, but technology has had an effect too,” said Rhodes scholar Kaleem Hawa, 21 of Trinity College. “We need a replacement for being on the computer because we’re making more friends, but they’re shallower. And we’re more isolated than we’ve ever been.”
But in many ways, student stress is a reflection of a larger, distracted, over-stimulated society, says Victoria College’s Kelley Castle, “so we’re trying to calm the culture and create a place where people talk face-to-face, a climate of conversation,” she said. “It’s like emotional CPR.”"
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